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Overcoming bridging issues in bulk feed bins

July 6, 2021 -Bridging issues in bulk feed tanks have been a longtime challenge faced by producers. Both bridging and “rat-holing” inside bulk bins owing to feeds with added fat, extra-fine grinding, and high heat and humidity contribute to inadequate feed flow through delivery systems and frequent out-of-feed events for animals across species. Repeated and…

The History of Pig Farrowing Pens

Piglet Heating Pads | Sow Farrowing

Evidence for the domestication of sus scrofa domesticus – or in common parlance, the “domestic pig” – extends back over 10 thousand years ago, though the first examples of pig farrowing pens only appeared in the early 19th century. Some of the earliest examples come from the United Kingdom, where in 1807 “Mr. Pattinson’s Pig…

Osborne to unveil new small animal performance testing system at World Pork Expo

SaFIRE Feeder

May 25, 2021 – Osborne, Kansas, USA – Understanding the correlation between individual animal performance at a young age and performance in the finishing cycle has been lacking within the industry for decades. Historically, methods of testing young, nursery-sized animals has involved individually isolating animals and manual, labor-intensive monitoring of performance characteristics affected by genetics,…

Osborne introduces new feed bin agitator Flow Pro

Flow Pro Bin Agitator

May 19, 2021 – Osborne, Kansas, USA – Osborne Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer and distributor of livestock management equipment, is pleased to introduce its new product designed to solve the ever-present problems of feed bridging in bulk bins at livestock facilities and farms. Flow Pro®, an automatic feed agitation system, uses a gently-rotating agitator…

Livestock Ventilation System Design Series – Part 3: Chimney vs. Western-Style Technology

mechanical ventilation systems | wall inlet

This blog is Part Three of our three-part series highlighting livestock ventilation system designs, with a focus on chimney vs. western-style mechanical ventilation systems. Follow the links for Part One and Part Two here. Maintaining the health of your livestock is essential to a productive agricultural business, contributing to profitability by preventing disease and reducing…

Livestock Ventilation System Design Series – Part 2: Natural & Mechanical Ventilation

Super Jet Circulation Fan | Natural Ventilation & Mechanical Ventilation

This blog is Part Two of our three-part series highlighting livestock ventilation system designs, with a focus on natural ventilation and mechanical ventilation. Read Part One here. Livestock ventilation systems contribute not only to animal health, leading to a higher-quality finished product and better profitability, but also to the health of their caretakers. The type…

Livestock Ventilation System Design Series – Part 1: Factors to Consider

This blog is Part One of our three-part series highlighting livestock ventilation system designs. Livestock farmers understand how important maintaining their animals’ health and comfort is to their bottom line. Livestock ventilation systems contribute to profitability by helping to maintain good air quality not only for their animals but also for those who care for…

Seeing the Value in Uniform Market Animal Weight

Seeing the Value in Uniform Market Animal Weight

Although average market pig weights have improved in recent decades thanks to lean growth and feed efficiency, recent Purdue Extension research reveals that producers still make market animal sorting mistakes that increase sort loss and reduce the number of pigs sent at optimal market weight for processing.

A Guide to Optimizing Sow Feed Intake

sow feed

Creating the optimal environment for farrowing sows can help to minimize the challenges producers face when it comes to maintaining proper body condition and raising healthy piglets, as sow well-being will always be a constant concern within our industry. Improvements to sow feeding are a clear opportunity for improvement to body condition, overall health, increased…

Davidson Joins Osborne Sales Staff

chevy davidson | swine management equipment at osborne livestock

July 24, 2020 – Osborne, Kansas, USA – Osborne Industries, Inc., is pleased to announce that Chevy Davidson has been named North America Sales Representative for livestock equipment. Along with Osborne’s customer-centric focus, Davidson will assist in the distribution of Osborne’s swine management equipment in the Midwest United States. “Having worked in the industry all…